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38th Faculty Senate

Welcome to the 38th Senate of the Academic Council 

Here you can review all the agendas, minutes, reports, and memorial resolutions for the 2005-06 year. 

Eric Roberts, Senate Chair

Eric Roberts

Eric Roberts, the Charles Simonyi Professor in the School of Engineering and Professor of Computer Science, received his PhD from Harvard. His research focuses on computer science education. A prolific university citizen, he has served in the Senate for 12 years, including a year on the Steering Committee and 1 year on the Committee on Committees as well as time on the Committee on Review of Undergraduate Majors, and the Committee on Undergraduate Standards and Policies.  He has been at Stanford since 1990.  

38th Steering Committee of the Senate 

The Steering Committee (StC) of the Senate sets the Senate agenda, confers degrees for the Summer, Autumn and Winter quarters, and serves at Administrative Sessions of the StC to review undergraduate and graduate programs on behalf of the Senate. StC members are elected each year by the Senate. Joining Chair Roberts are 

  • Professor Albert Camarillo, History, vice chair
  • Professor Gunnar Carlsson, Mathematics
  • Professor Charlotte Jacobs, Medicine - Oncology
  • Professor Gail Mahood, Geological and Environmental Sciences
  • Professor Evan Porteus, Graduate School of Business
  • Professor Gavin Wright, Economics
  • Provost John Etchemendy, ex officio
  • Academic Secretary Edward Harris, ex officio


Senate Membership

Senate 38 roster by name
Senate 38 roster by electorial unit 
Senate 38 seating chart 

White Fountain

Annual Academic Council Meeting

President Hennessy convenes the Academic Council faculty annually to deliver a state of the university address.  The Senate Chair reports on the highlights of the Senate.

Annual Academic Council Minutes April 20, 2006
2005-2006 Agenda

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Senate Resources 

Information on parlimentary procedures, Senate charter and history of the Senate. 
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